The University are embedding education for sustainable development (ESD) in our courses so that students gain ESD knowledge. Thus, we offer a wide range of taught modules with subject-relevant content to support sustainable development. Through these courses students will understand how to address social, environmental, and / or economic concerns and develop key competencies for sustainability. The University undertakes an annual curriculum audit to review and report on the progress of integration of ESD into the curriculum.
For further information head to the Education for Sustainability Moodle page. Its purpose is to provide colleagues and students with links to policy, organisations, and resources that may be of use for research or when embedding sustainability into the curriculum.
The Cross University Research Event (CURE) takes place throughout the academic year, where researchers across the University share their expertise in the format of TED-style talks. Talks are based on a variety of themes with faculty-relevant content that promotes sustainable development.
CURE events comprise an hour of three-minute presentations from leading Essex researchers across all three faculties, followed by networking. To find upcoming events head to the CURE webpage.
The Summer School in Sustainable Practice is an annual 2-week intensive course, aimed at providing students with a broad introduction to key concepts and ideas in the theory and practice of sustainability.
Upon completion, students receive the Certificate in Sustainable Practice, which will appear on their Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).
The course is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.
If you are a first or second year student, completing the Summer School will count as 50 points towards the Big Essex Award, which you can collect retrospectively in September.
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